The Windows Store is getting richer by the day with new important apps. One of the newest ones is WolframAlpha, the computational knowledge engine/answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. Let’s have a look at what it can do.
The official WolframAlpha application is now available for download from the Windows Store for a price of $2.99. Wolfram Alpha is touted as the world’s definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation. Wolfram|Alpha uses its huge collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you across thousands of domains.
It’s also important to say that parts of Wolfram|Alpha are also used in the Apple Siri Assistant. Here are some of the most important domains covered by Wolfram|Alpha:
- MATHEMATICS – Elementary Math, Numbers, Plotting, Algebra, Matrices, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Discrete Math, Number Theory, Applied Math, Logic Functions
- PHYSICS – Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics, Thermodynamics, Relativity, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Physics, Particle Physics, Statistical Physics, Astrophysics
- CHEMISTRY – Elements, Compounds, Ions, Solutions, Reactions, Chemical Thermodynamics
- ENGINEERING – Acoustics, Aeronautics, Electric Circuits, Fluid Mechanics, Steam Tables, Psychrometrics, Refrigeration
- SOCIOECONOMIC DATA – Demographics, Countries, US States, US Counties, Cities, Economics, Agriculture, Energy, Salaries, Unemployment, Cost of Living, Health Care, Housing, Social Statistics, Crime
By using the app on your Windows device, you can calculate math problems by using the Step-by-step solution feature; view satellite positions; learn about chemical elements; get current and historical weather conditions for your location; discover properties of notable locations; lookup the nutritional information of your meal and much more.